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afterwards. here's what they said. take a listen. >> this is a time for an investment in cities. not a time to hurt those families in those cities. and congress needs to act immediately. >> voters on this country spoke loudly and clearly on the president's platform in november. he said exactly what he was going to do that. >> you're a longtime mayor of minneapolis, what kind of long-term impact do you see on the city-level if no deal is reached here? >> we'll see a number of things. starting in my city, the headquarters of target and headquarters of best buy, we're going to see a huge challenge, big companies and on main street on our small businesses. the taxes on those small business owners will be raised. the taxes on those who spend money in those businesses will be raised. it will slow sales. it already has. an inaction by congress is already the grinch that's stealing christmas. what we need to do is recognize that on main streets across this country, big cities and small, the impact of inaction is happening. so while they're playing this sort of parlor game in washington about whose
capacity clips. new york city mayor michael bloomberg, who has been an outspoken gun control advocate, will make an announcement on gun violence in just a couple of hours. he's calling on the president to take the lead. >> we've got to really question whether military style weapons with big magazines belongs on the streets of america in this day and age. nobody questions the second amendment's right to bear arms but i don't think the founding fathers had the idea that every man, woman and child could carry an assault weapon, and i think the president, through his leadership, could get a bill like that through congress. but at least he's got to try. >> let's bring in dan gross, president of the brady campaign to prevent gun violence. dan, thanks so much for being with us. as you know, this tragedy has struck so deeply at the hearts of americans but at the same time, the nra is not going to go away so let me ask you a strategic question. how do you maximize your chances of getting some meaningful legislation passed in congress? >> i think it comes down to a simple formula which is make
of what happened. the sheer volume. and frankly the fact that we're so close to new york city and it's become such a media circus out here. but people feel it in their hearts and hollywood feels very, very deeply. and i there's a lot of discussion going on. >> part of that discussion descenting. an executive for one entertainment companies jones said this, there's no way to honestly and intelligently scrape goat anyone when we seek blame for tragedy. demonizing the entertainment industry because of a man man that was disturbed is not the solution." what about that? >> i think we're not going to see less violence in movies and video games because of this. but i think we'll see a difference, actors are going to make personal decisions and say this isn't right for he. i think we'll see warnings in front of movies. but absolutely, most importantly, is this a teachable moment for parents to look at their kids' entertainment. because that's the ultimate place that kids get it in the home. say what video game are you playing. >> there always is this debate. what is the responsibility of the
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